MCA-History,History,History..Lets See…

It seems that the Cabinet has decided to have a high powered taks force to investigate the PKFZ scandal was an sms received by Joey of audie61. This Malaysiakini report in which Ong Tee Keat speaks his mind and says that LET HISTORY JUDGE US. We reposts here…

The Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) fiasco has turned out to be a nightmare for the MCA, BN and the Transport Ministry.

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NONEDubbed by some as the ‘Mother of all scandals’, it not only involves a number of MCA and BN politicians but may also turn out to be the death knell for the political career of current MCA president and Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat.

As the cabinet discusses the task force report into the scandal today, Ong said that he had done his best in probing the case.

He claimed that the unpopular move has unleashed forces within and outside the government and his party in a conspiracy to oust him so as to derail the investigation.

“OTK be OTK. Whether they like me or not, I have my job to do. I am guided by my conscious. I am not guided by the popularity vote that people are deliberately attempting to portray me as.”

Conspiracy in high places

Ong has also singled out PKFZ’s turnkey contractor Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd’s owner, Bintulu MP and BN Backbenchers chief Tiong King Sing as working hand in hand with sacked MCA deputy chief Chua Soi Lek to stop him from getting to the bottom of the scandal.

Both Tiong and Chua have denied the allegations and they instead accused Ong of trying to glorify himself by politicising the PKFZ scandal and mixing it with the party matters.

Dismissing the claim, Ong said, “Nobody in the right frame of mind would choose such a way or such a path to glorify himself, when you have to brace yourself to face all sorts of allegation and hurl against you.”

“I have done whatever is necessary. People can judge and see what were my gains and what could I get from this. Am I going to play hero and enhance my political career? I don’t think there is any room (left) for my (political) escalation.”

Scepticism and opposition pressure

In an interview with Malaysiakini at his Transport Ministry office on Monday, Ong said when he first started the investigation on the RM12.5 billion fiasco, there were a lot of scepticism and the opposition did not have kind words for him.

“My true feeling is that when I first started it, people hammered me, even the opposition who has been purportedly championing accountability and transparency. Remember the kind of statements they made against me?

“These are the doomsayers, they pre-empt everything and said it is impossible and unlikely that I will be able to conduct a proper, comprehensive and genuine investigation. All sorts of things have been said against me. But I remain adamant and don’t even want to engage in any verbal spat.”

Veteran opposition leader Lim Kit Siang has been hounding Ong after the Port Klang Authority (PKA) released the full audit report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which details various malpractice and weakness.

Lim has been pushing Ong to declassify certain letters and correspondence in relation to the PwC audit report and make a ministerial statement to allow for a parliamentary debate.

The opposition leader has followed up by asking about three questions on the issue a day, which has annoyed to the minister.

We have done what is to be done

 

On the public perception that he is alone in pushing for the investigation and received little support from his BN colleagues, Ong refused to comment.

“I think that is not for me to comment (on this).”

He also refuted the claim that the government is reluctant to take action against the culprits and claimed that the only thing he cannot do is to arrest people.

“Can’t you see that after the PWC report (was released), what has unfolded? The (setting up) of three panels (PKFZ special panels), who are putting in hard work and solid work and they are independent. We have done what is expected of us.

“The only thing I cannot do is arrest people. I cannot do wonders (as suggested) by certain people to play the role of judge, jury and executioner. I think that by itself it is mockery to their own belief of separation of powers.”

Not proper to take flight

He also denied any improper relationship by taking free flights from Tiong King Sing’s company plane.

“Using his flights doesn’t mean that by itself is a favour. No. If at all anybody including me and others were to be offered a lift by third party, it does it not mean we have to ask beforehand ‘are you going to charge me?’

“Going back to the so-called failure to pay him whatever, if you had read through my statement, I said loud and clear, he is not the only service provider in the town. There is no element of favour involved. So far the question is whether or not the service provider has ever sent us the invoice?”

Ong has filed a RM500 million suit against Tiong for alleging that he had taken a RM10 million political donation from Tiong. But he confirmed that he had used KDSB’s private jet five times for “emergency purposes” only.

He said that out of the five occurrences, he should not be billed for one flight because he said he was “invited” to join that flight, while insisting that KDSB has yet to issue invoices to charge him for the service.

In an apparent bid to show that there was no conflict of interest, Ong said he also engaged the services of other private jet companies and not just KDSB alone.

Sex DVD much more damaging

Ong also took a swipe at his rival Chua Soi Lek who criticised his handling of the PKFZ fiasco which, lamented the sacked deputy leader, could pave the downfall of BN and MCA.

“At the same time it is amusing for me to learn that from him, if this is deemed as something that could bring down the BN and MCA, then how about the sex DVD? Don’t you think that is even more severe in terms of impact, not just to BN, MCA and even the country as a whole?”

Chua resigned from all government and party posts early last year following the eruption of a sensational sex DVD which shows him engaging in sexual acts.

He made a remarkable comeback in last October’s party polls by beating then secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan for the deputy president’s post.

However 21 months after the incident, MCA presidential council decided to expell him based on the recommendation of the party’s disciplinary committee.

The reason for his expulsion from MCA was due to him tarnishing the party’s image over the sex DVD incident.
Below is the text of the interview by Malaysiakini with MCA president Ong Tee Keat

Malaysiakini: Do you regret taking the flights on Tiong’s company plane?

Ong Tee Keat: Using his flights doesn’t mean that by itself is a favour. No. If at all anybody, including me, or others were to be offered a lift by a third party, does it mean we have to ask beforehand that are you going to charge me or what so ever?

Going back to the so-called failure to pay him, if you had read through my statement, I said loud and clear, he is not the only service provider in the town. There is no element of favour involved. So far the question is whether or not the service provider has ever sent us the invoice?

I don’t think anybody in their right frame of mind would ever do business like this.

There is wide public perception that there is lack of support from BN and your colleagues in dealing with the PKFZ issue. Some said that Prime Minister’s Office statement to support the investigations came too late for you.

I think that is not for me to comment (on this).

My true feeling is that, when I first started it, people crticised me. Even the opposition who has been purportedly championing accountability and transparency, but remember what kind of statement they made against me?

These are the doomsayers, they predict everything and said it is impossible and unlikely that I will be able to conduct a proper, comprehensive and genuine investigation. All sorts of things have been said against me. But I remain adamant and don’t even want to engage in any verbal spats.

Do you think you have done your part in producing the auditor’s report?

I have to be answerable to my own self as well as to my conscience.

But the public still perceives that there is still a lack of action (taken against the culprits)?

Can’t you see that after the PwC report (was released), what has unfolded? The (setting up) of three panels (PKFZ special panels), who are putting in hard work and solid work, and they are independent. We have done what is expected of us.

The only thing I cannot do is arrest people, I cannot do wonders (as suggested) by certain people to play the role of judge, jury and executioner. I think that by itself it is a mockery in their own belief of separation of powers.

So are you confident that the action will be taken? The case will be solved eventually? The culprits will be prosecuted?

I have done whatever is necessary. People can judge the gains that I could get from this. Is it that by doing so, I am going to play hero and enhance my political career?

I don’t think there is any room (left) for my (political) escalation.

But Chua Soi Lek says that the way you are dealing with PKFZ is going to bring BN and MCA down and only glorify yourself?

Nobody in the right frame of mind would choose such a way or such a path to glorify himself when you have to brace yourself to face all sorts of allegations and hurled against you.

At the same time it is amusing for me to learn that from him. If this is deemed as something that could bring down BN and MCA, then how about the sex DVD?

Don’t you think that is even more severe in terms of impact, not just to BN, MCA and even the country as a whole?

I think somehow politicians and non-politicians alike must learn that the norms and values are not something that we can simply distort at our wimps and fancies.             UPDATED    {  The cabinet has today decided to establish a super task force, headed by Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Sidek Hassan, to investigate the Port Klang Free Zone scandal }

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Ah ..CHOooo..UMNOs Invicibility Threatened..

najib ong                  Natasha was sitting for a quiet Sunday lunch when an elderly Chinese politician gave her a tap in the back. He said to Natasha of audie 61,my nephews in Peninsular Malaysia are telling me this,MCA infighting is worse than the H1N1 Pandemic Flu. It is even being felt by the UMNO hierarchy and their CLOAK  OF INVICIBILITY is being THREATENED.. Will this Ah…CHOoooo (Loud Sneeeze) be felt by all the BN component parties in Malaysia.Its just a matter of Time when it will go full scale and they will not be a PATH for a return to glory days says the veteran politician. Great dynasties can fall and BN UMNO will only need to learn from HISTORY to avoid a similar journey…Ah CHOoooooooooooo…

MCA Crisis…Car Boots to Ballot Boxes

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Joey of audie61 said a lot of the main stream media are covering the MACC probe on Ong Tee Keat but the one that catches the eye today is the MCA duel of EGM between Ong vs Chua.

Ong said,”“Delegates can make a stance on whether or not they support the resolutions at the ballot box. And since their vote is a secret, nobody will know about their stance.”

However a political watcher said,”If Ong is so confident on the wisdom of MCA delegates he will not consider to Pre-Empt any moves.Just goes to show that he is truly worried as his inpenetrable fortress is being breached ”

What goes on BEHIND the scenes

especially with the VOTES is not for us

to know..

Ti-Ong Happy Merdeka..Not Your Way

Natasha said all the press eyes were focussed on Tiong King Sing the MP who is at the very moment having a FALL-OUT with MCA President Ong Tee Keat at The SPDP Supreme council meeting in Kuching. What he said to the Press can be read at the borneoposts.com but what tickles us is the way he said, But I think Enough is enough lah!   Do you HONESTLY THINK SO……Bugi Wijaya meanwhile filed this report from the Land below the Wind and he has gathered the necessary information to give us a Very Happy Merdeka High…hik hik hik..!!! 

SACRIFICIAL_LAMB[1]       It was no ordinary wedding at the Sabah Cultural Centre in Penampang on the night of 29 August 2009.  Thousands of guests including UPKO President Tan Sri Bernard Dompok was in attendance despite the heavy rain and thunderstorm.

 After all it was the wedding reception of the son of Albert Boyou who runs Montis Sdn Bhd, the main contractor for a number of oil and gas projects.

 As the band belt out the Frank Sinatra “My Way”, it seems to be reminder  among the UPKO dominated crowd that this has got to do with the embattled MCA President Dato Ong Tee Keat .  Earlier in the day, the local Daily Express has the headline of UPKO Treasurer General Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh asking Ong to step aside from his position before his personal agenda affects the whole BN coalition.

 This is the first component party within BN who has spoken out on the current ‘fiasco’ facing Ong.  Whether this will pick up momentum among the other components it is yet to be seen.

While Mojigoh who is the MP for Putatan do not deny his close relationship with Dato Tiong King Sing, he feels Tiong should not step aside his position as the Chairman of the BNBBC if Ong does likewise.

 With UPKO stand, is this the end of the road for Ong?

 If one believes in the sign from the gods then it has to be from Sabah.  Mazu is the goddess who is associated with fishermen and mainly worshipped by the Hainanses clans among others.  It seems that as the Mazu statue controversy in Sabah where the erection of the Mazu statue in Kudat were stopped by the state government, blessing will not reach the Hainanese.

 This is evident now where Ong is a Hainanese and at the moment it seemd destined he will be the shortest serving MCA President in history.  For the record the other Hainanese MCA President was Tan Koon Swan who was president for 11 months that is from November 1985 till September 1986.  Prior to being president he has even been sacked from MCA.

 

So as we await for other to join in the bandwagon of UPKO, it seems like the song Ong should recite would be…….

 

And now, the end is near;

And so I face the final curtain.

My friend, I’ll say it clear,

I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain.

 

I’ve lived a life thats full.

I’ve traveled each and every highway;

And more, much more than this,

I did it my way.

 

Regrets, I’ve had a few;

But then again, too few to mention.

I did what I had to do

And saw it through without exemption.

 

I planned each charted course;

Each careful step along the byway,

But more, much more than this,

I did it my way.

 

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew

When I bit off more than I could chew.

But through it all, when there was doubt,

I ate it up and spit it out.

I faced it all and I stood tall;

And did it my way.

 

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried.

I’ve had my fill; my share of losing.

And now, as tears subside,

I find it all so amusing.

 To think I did all that;

And may I say – not in a shy way,

No, oh no not me,

I did it my way.

 

For what is a man, what has he got?

If not himself, then he has naught.

To say the things he truly feels;

And not the words of one who kneels.

The record shows I took the blows –

And did it my way!                                     HAPPY MERDEKA TO ALL MALAYSIANS WHEREVER YOU ARE FROM ALL OF US AT audie61.